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I sat contentedly,

For a while.
Until a wave came

Broke us apart
We crashed,
cracked,
You disappeared.

Scorched by the sun,
I turned milk white with heartache.

I was no longer in the lapis lazuli sea.

Ridges

grew

across

my

back.

Sharper and less where you were missing.
It feels like deliberate concrete;
Running in frequencies across the wide
expanse of skin.

In that same sun I lie alone,
Reaching bone thin.
Now feel holy
Fly into a bucket
Soar as a single seraphim's wing.

Drown as a weakling
In air.
I was once from the sea.

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bellasbyline This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 28, 2010 at 7:36 pm:

Sorry everyone. I wasn't aware of this when I submitted this poem, but the line breaks where changed. That's why some of it sounds funny, so if you can, read it a little more slowly one line at a time.

 

 
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artishley said...
Apr. 28, 2010 at 7:31 pm:

I enjoyed this very much so despite your negative remarks, you silly-nilly! In fact I'm faving it, if I can figure out how..

Especially the last line and how it ties it all together. Plus the vocabulary is real purty :] Ahaha. The only thing I would watch out for is the rhythym in some parts; try reading it aloud and see how it sounds, mix the syllables up!

 
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